Then and Now

I love the end of season sales. I always seem to get the best items at such affordable prices. For example, take these fun, rather wacky, wide legged culottes. After the new year, I picked them up at Zara for barely nothing. I knew they could be worn then in the winter and now in the spring. Spring takes so long to arrive doesn’t it? One day a sweater is needed; the next a white shirt suffices. At least this depicts the weather scenario in Hong Kong. (As I write this Friday night post, I’m in a very cozy and soft sweater–with the windows open letting the fresh crips air in.) The first way I’ve style these pants is with my cold shoulder, fisherman sweater. I believe this is the first time I’ve featured this sweater here on the blog, but for sure it has received it’s cost per wear this season. I have worn this sweater a ton this winter. It’s as if the cold shoulders offer the perfect amount of ventilation, so I’m never too warm while wearing this cute number. Keep scrolling through to see how I wear the pants now as Hong Kong is verging on springtime….

Now the perfect way to wear these flowing trousers is with the basic white shirt. The great thing about the white shirt for Hong Kong weather is it’s never too warm wearing it outdoors, yet it’s also perfect to wear indoors with the air conditioning perpetually running. The other item I was able to pick up at the end of winter sales from Zara are these super cute white mules. My good friend Maureen is always so kind and gives me a Zara gift card for my birthday in February. Because I had a feeling she would also love these shoes, I got them; I think they are so Moroccan cool. Now, if my knee will just allow me to wear them for a day I would be so happy. For sure though, they’ll make for great date night shoes, and they do have an eensy weensy bit of a heel!

What item do you have in your closet that works perfectly from winter to spring?

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  • Great look!!!

  • Judy Gramith

    The print on the culottes is artfully unique and these seem to be a seasonless piece as well. I would also like them with a close fitting black turtle neck, a long necklace that incorporates the colors in the culottes, and black booties. The mules are lovely and an incentive!

    • Oooh, I love your styling of these pants!! Next fall!! But, I’m going to make it a 3/4 sleeve black, mock turtleneck–love that style. I just wished I looked like Jackie O. when I wore one!! Hahah!

      And out of all my necklaces, I know I have one. In fact….I think this one would be perfect: (4th picture down–yes, I used to have really, really long hair!)

      I love when you give my your style interpretation Jude!!

      A x

      • Judy Gramith

        The hamsa necklace with the evil eye will be perfect!
        How fun to see you back in 2014. I love the lacy, white, romantic tops with your rolled cuff jeans. That highway 1 trip is spectacular. I did it once in the spring of 1972 with a boyfriend and three other good friends. We were all packed into a Volkswagen station wagon. Yikes, we even slept on a beach in Ensenada, Mexico on that trip.

  • seƱora allnut

    wouuu, I love your pants with the sweater, but I think they look even better with a white shirt and cute mules!, you look so chic and elegant and fresh!
    You’re lovely!

    • Thank you so much Monica!! The sweater has definitely been packed away by now. The flip in Hong Kong has been switched! The only reason for layers now is for the air conditioning temps indoors.

      Love, Ann